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The Strenuous Life

Excerpt from The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses, 1902 By Theodore Roosevelt

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph. 301 more words


I Am Unapologetically Myself

Sorry seems to be the hardest word. Unless, of course, you are Asian.

My family emigrated to Australia from China when I was nine years old. 643 more words



The wind has the lily pads folding backwards

The sky is painted nostalgic

The day is without the sun

Dead emotions lurk the atmosphere

And the rain — on and off again; 180 more words

Love Poem

Quote To Ponder ~Samuel Smiles

The idle pass through life leaving as little trace of their existence as foam upon water or smoke upon air; whereas the industrious stamp their character upon their age, and influence not only their own but all succeeding generations.” ~Samuel Smiles


Add To Your Faith - Goodness

In pursuit of moral excellence.

I have come across either in reading or in conversation the issue of virtues and vices. I hear it mentioned casually that everyone needs to have their vice. 791 more words



“What are we but a shadow…
of ashes and dust,
a flower that blooms and withers”


there is no plan
and there is a way: 32 more words


Quote To Ponder ~Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?” ~Henry David Thoreau